PUPILS hopped into action at St John’s Infant School in Churt to help raise funds for a new outdoor learning area.

The school’s annual Bunny Fun Run was held at the Churt recreation ground on March 10, raising £1,000 and counting.

The smallest children, dressed in appropriately-themed bunny ears, ran one lap of the school grounds.

Older children, former students and some adults took part in a longer race.

Headteacher Marion Stevens was delighted to announce that “£1,000 has been raised already but money is still coming in”.

All the money raised will go into creating better facilities for the school.

St John’s will use this money to help fund an outdoor learning area.

This will give the pupils somewhere to better learn about nature and be able to take lessons outside when the weather allows.

The PTA, who started the annual event, did so as a way of raising additional money to resource the children’s primary school and it has so far been a success.

In previous years money has been sourced for a new shed, PE equipment and interactive whiteboards.